noun Etymology: from cetyl, the radical C16H33 Date: 1871 a colorless oily hydrocarbon C16H34 found in petroleum

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  • cétane — [ setan ] n. m. • 1900; de cét(ène), du lat. cetus, gr. kêtos « baleine », et suff. chim. ♦ Chim. Hydrocarbure saturé C16H34, constituant du pétrole. Indice de cétane du gazole (aptitude à l allumage). ● cétane nom masculin Hydrocarbure saturé… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cetane — Cétane Cétane Représentations de l hexadécane …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cétane — Représentations de l hexadécane Général …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cetane — [sē′tān΄] n. [< L cetus (see CETACEAN) + ANE] a colorless, liquid alkane, C16H34, found in petroleum and, sometimes, in vegetable matter, and used to test fuel oils …   English World dictionary

  • cetane —   n. an oil found in petroleum.    ♦ cetane number, number representing ignition value of diesel oil, being the percentage of cetane in a mixture used for testing by comparison …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cetane — /see tayn/, n. a colorless, liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, C16H34, used as a solvent and in cetane number determinations. [1930 35; CET(YL) + ANE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cetane — A pure paraffin hydrocarbon used as standard reference fuel in determining the ignition qualities of diesel fuels. It is arbitrarily given a cetane number of 100 …   Petroleum refining glossary

  • cetane — heksadekanas statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₁₆H atitikmenys: angl. cetane; hexadecane rus. гексадекан; цетан ryšiai: sinonimas – cetanas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cetane — n. Chem. a colourless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series used in standardizing ratings of diesel fuel. Phrases and idioms: cetane number a measure of the ignition properties of diesel fuel. Etymology: f. SPERMACETI after methane etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • cetane — noun The aliphatic hydrocarbon CH (hexadecane) used as a standard for diesel fuel …   Wiktionary

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